The Theresa Awards

The Theresa Awards is an annual event to recognize the outstanding efforts of those individuals who go above and beyond in helping and advocating for those with special needs. The Awards are presented at the Annual Theresa Awards Dinner held on the Friday evening closest to Theresa’s birthday. This is the Foundation’s main fundraiser of the year which enables the Foundation to fund programs locally and nationally in music, dance, art, and recreation. Funds raised also support Theresa’s Fun Place, a fully-accessible playground with completely adaptive equipment at the Cerebral Palsy Association of Nassau campus in Roosevelt, NY.

The 25th Annual Theresa Awards - All You Need is Love


Celebrating the Theresa Award Recipients of the Past 25 Years
Tim Nay, NAELA Theresa Award Recipient


Friday, May 3, 2019
7:00pm Reception | 8:00pm Dinner and Dancing

Bridgeview Yacht Club
80 Waterfront Blvd, Island Park, NY 11558  

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 We Acknowledge Our Past Theresa Award Recipients




Lora Webster
American Sitting Volleyball Paralympian
Alfred “Chip” Chiplin

Judy Murdaugh-Jackson

H. Amos Goodall, Esquire

Kelly Piacenti,

Robert McGuire
Elizabethanne Miller Angevine, Esq.
Corey B. Bearak, Esq.

2015 Fred C. Klein, Esq.
Mary Alice Jackson, Esq.
2014 John LaSpina
Michael Amoruso, Esq.
2013  Leo Govoni
John J. Ford, Esq.
2012 Surf For All
(Cliff and Will Skudin & Jim Mulvaney)
Joan Lensky Robert, Esq.
2011  Bob Policastro
Renée Colwill Lovelace, Esq.
2010 NYS Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg
Stephen W. Dale, Esq.
2009 Sandy De Ninno-Braun
Matthew Makar
Richard A. Courtney, Esq.
2008 Sidiki Conde
Professor Rebecca Morgan, Esq.
2007 Joseph M. Valenzano, Jr.
Emily S. Starr, Esq.
2006  Scott Pollock
Charles P. Sabatino, Esq.
2005 Brother Rick Curry, S.J.
Stephen J. Silverberg, Esq.
2004 Father Jim Maltese
Judith A. Stein, Esq.
2003 Lisa A. Gatti
Mary T. Schmitt Smith, Esq.
2002 Anthony Caporrino
Kate A. Mewhinney, Esq.
2001 Laury Adsit-Gelardi
Rene H. Reixach, Esq.
2000 Hedy & Eric Page
Charles R. Robert, Esq.
1999 .Barbara & Marvin Rachlin
Allan D. Bogutz, Esq.
1998 Jack J. Britvan
Donna R. Bashaw, Esq.
1997 Kurt J. Murgo
Scott R.Severns, Esq.
1996 Richard Northorn/AIHS Tracy Phillips
A. Frank Johns, Esq.
1995 Colleen M. Moseman
Ira S. Wiesner, Esq.